Monday, 29 April 2013

A referendum on same sex 'marriage'? Yes please!

Independent MP Tony Windsor has suggested that a referendum be held on same sex marriage at the same time as the next Federal election, on September 14.

Even the Greens initially supported the proposal - though unsurprisingly, they are now quickly backtracking.

Because a referendum would actually put those claims of majority support for change to the test: and guess what, the homosexualist lobby doesn't actually want to do that!  I wonder why...

The case against  referendum, of course, is being dressed up as an occasion for hate campaigns.  Of course, that only works if you define any opposition to the homosexual agenda as 'homophobia'...

And then of course there is the claim that there will be an imbalance in the resources to fight a campaign, since the churches are cashed up and solid on this issue.  If only!

Still, the Rev Nile of the NSW Christian Democratic Party has challenged the Catholic Church (as well as the Anglicans) to come out in opposition to homosexual marriage.  This could indeed be a real chance to teach, and the Church should grab the opportunity, secure in the knowledge that referendums are notoriously hard to pass in Australia, and if push came to shove, most Australians are actually fairly conservative on social issues.

3 comments:

marcel said...

Mixed feelings. Would be good if no vote won. However, it's a bit like a having a referendum on transubstantiation or the times tables answers, insofar as popular opinion is irrelevant, and often times wrong. Your point about the sudden fear of the pro sodomy crowd is well made though, and even the ABC called Croomes position disingenuous.

Kate Edwards said...

Public opinion may not be able to determine true realities, but it can affect what gets legislated!

The best case scenario is that a referendum is lost and that makes any further attempts to legislate untenable for a good long while. And assuming a reasonable campaign is run, pretty good odds given Australia's record on referenda.

PM said...

The modern bourgeois pseudo-left, of course, is consumed by fear and loathing of the real proles.